Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre General Photography Talk 
Thread started 12 Jul 2013 (Friday) 03:51
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Ideal travel camera?

 
kkerry.photo
Member
Avatar
229 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 8
Joined Jan 2013
Location: Leics, UK
     
Jul 12, 2013 03:51 |  #1

I'm going to Croatia in October and staying on the island of Mljet, which is a national park.

So all-in-all, plenty of photo oppurtunities.

I have a Canon 7D i use for my wedding work, but not entirely sure if i want to take it abroad with me. Two reasons: 1) Weight - 7D is not a light body. 2) Damage - I would not want to damage my work camera on holiday.

Now i've narrowed my search down to these cameras as they are all within a similar price range here in the UK. If you can recommend any other too look at then by all means do!

They are:

    Canon EOS-M w/ 18-55

    Canon EOS 100D (SL1) w/ 18-55

    Samsung NX1000 w/ 20-50

    Fujifilm X20

The Gear: Canon 60D
Canon 'Nifty Fity' 50mm f1.8 II
Canon 10-18mm f4-5.6 IS STM
Canon 70-200mm f4L USM
Canon 35mm f2.8 IS STM Macro

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
Superdaantje
Senior Member
Avatar
557 posts
Likes: 10
Joined Aug 2010
Location: Netherlands
     
Jul 12, 2013 07:27 |  #2

When I travel I use a 5D III and 24-70 II also bring my 70-200 II tripod and lee filters. But I also bring a fujifilm X Pro1 + 35 f/1.4. I'm now traveling through Korea (external link) and I use the X Pro 1 very often and leave the 5D III in the hotel safe.

Did not like the EOS M or Sony Nex. Had them both but making photos with them was not fun for me. The fujifilm makes taking photos fun :D (for me)


Wagner.photography -  (external link) Workshops photography in the Netherlands & Indonesia -_-
Gear list (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
kkerry.photo
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
Avatar
229 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 8
Joined Jan 2013
Location: Leics, UK
     
Jul 12, 2013 07:40 |  #3

Superdaantje wrote in post #16113269 (external link)
When I travel I use a 5D III and 24-70 II also bring my 70-200 II tripod and lee filters. But I also bring a fujifilm X Pro1 + 35 f/1.4. I'm now traveling through Korea (external link) and I use the X Pro 1 very often and leave the 5D III in the hotel safe.

Did not like the EOS M or Sony Nex. Had them both but making photos with them was not fun for me. The fujifilm makes taking photos fun :D (for me)

I'm leaning towards the X20 as i've never shot with anything like it and i felt one and it feels nice in the hands. Slightly different to my 7D!


The Gear: Canon 60D
Canon 'Nifty Fity' 50mm f1.8 II
Canon 10-18mm f4-5.6 IS STM
Canon 70-200mm f4L USM
Canon 35mm f2.8 IS STM Macro

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
taemo
Goldmember
1,243 posts
Likes: 7
Joined Sep 2011
Location: Calgary, AB
     
Jul 12, 2013 08:45 |  #4

Superdaantje wrote in post #16113269 (external link)
When I travel I use a 5D III and 24-70 II also bring my 70-200 II tripod and lee filters. But I also bring a fujifilm X Pro1 + 35 f/1.4. I'm now traveling through Korea (external link) and I use the X Pro 1 very often and leave the 5D III in the hotel safe.

Did not like the EOS M or Sony Nex. Had them both but making photos with them was not fun for me. The fujifilm makes taking photos fun :D (for me)

must be the OVF of the X-Pro1 that makes it fun shooting, plus smaller and lighter than a DSLR

bboysmax wrote in post #16113290 (external link)
I'm leaning towards the X20 as i've never shot with anything like it and i felt one and it feels nice in the hands. Slightly different to my 7D!

don't know much about the X20 but what about the RX100, both would make excellent P&S travel cameras

but if you are planning on shooting some landscape then IMO there's no substitute for a DSLR


earldieta.com (external link) - flickr (external link) - tumblr (external link) - gear/feedback
the spirit is willing but the body is sore and squishy
4 digital cameras | 14 film cameras

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
billybookcase
Senior Member
473 posts
Likes: 2
Joined Aug 2009
Location: Canada
     
Jul 12, 2013 09:01 |  #5

If you can deal with a fixed focal length lens then the new Ricoh GR. Bigger sensor than both the X20 and RX100 and I think around the same price point too (maybe just a bit more expensive)


Flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
kkerry.photo
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
Avatar
229 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 8
Joined Jan 2013
Location: Leics, UK
     
Jul 12, 2013 09:43 |  #6

The reason i like the X20 is because of the nice addition of the viewfinder and all the extra dials which i'm kinda use to with my 7D. I did look at the RX100 but wasn't over impressed, build quality was excellent but general use didn't seem right.


The Gear: Canon 60D
Canon 'Nifty Fity' 50mm f1.8 II
Canon 10-18mm f4-5.6 IS STM
Canon 70-200mm f4L USM
Canon 35mm f2.8 IS STM Macro

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
PH68
Senior Member
599 posts
Joined Jun 2013
Location: England
     
Jul 14, 2013 16:42 |  #7

I used a Canon G12 for a few years.
Very good capable, compact camera (although not quite pocket sized). Ideal for travelling.

In the end I returned back to using just a DSLR.


Fuji XE1 ~ XF18 ~ XF27 ~ XF60 ~ XC50-230

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Superdaantje
Senior Member
Avatar
557 posts
Likes: 10
Joined Aug 2010
Location: Netherlands
     
Jul 14, 2013 18:15 |  #8

PH68 wrote in post #16120050 (external link)
I used a Canon G12 for a few years.
Very good capable, compact camera (although not quite pocket sized). Ideal for travelling.

In the end I returned back to using just a DSLR.

I had the same when using a Sony Nex and the Canon M. Always graphed the dslr and ended shooting with the dslr.

After tested several smaller cameras I decided to give the X pro1 a try. Did not like the AF in the beginning but after the last update it works for me. Also impressed about the high ISO performance. Thinking of ditching the 5D3 and lenses. I think I only will miss the tele. For now the 5D3 can stay.


Wagner.photography -  (external link) Workshops photography in the Netherlands & Indonesia -_-
Gear list (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
4YRIONY
Junior Member
23 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Nov 2009
Location: SF Bay Area
     
Jul 14, 2013 19:15 |  #9

Recently went on a China tour for 2 weeks. I carried my 5D3 with 24-70 II and 70-200. Could never get a good shot because the tour was always on the move and the weather (rain, fog and smog) never was ideal. Was not worth hauling all that gear. Came back and got the Canon SL1, at least I can use my lenses.


Canon 5D3, 40D(for sale), SL1
40mm f2.8, 50mm f1.4, 85mm f1.8, 17-40mm f4, 24-70mm f2.8 II, 70-200mm f2.8 II, 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM, 18-55 STM,

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
MikeFairbanks
Cream of the Crop
6,428 posts
Joined Jun 2009
     
Jul 14, 2013 21:30 |  #10

I just came back from island hopping in the Caribbean, and having a DSLR was a pain in the butt. I used my Iphone a lot, and brought my Nikon D7000 on a lot of excursions, but I really didn't enjoy hauling that thing around, even with the slim holster bag I have.

Of course, the Iphone wasn't quite up to snuff in many situations, but it was close. I have a lot of really good photos from that thing, especially with a couple of apps that are really good (ProHDR is one of them, plus the panorama feature on phone's native camera).

I just bought the Canon EOS-M and will try it out for a few days (haven't unwrapped it yet), but I'm seriously considering leaving the DSLR at home from now on. It's just not fun for me to have a big bag with lenses and such.


Thank you. bw!

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
flickserve
Senior Member
835 posts
Joined Sep 2007
Location: H.K.
     
Jul 14, 2013 21:52 |  #11

Superdaantje wrote in post #16120264 (external link)
I had the same when using a Sony Nex and the Canon M. Always graphed the dslr and ended shooting with the dslr.

After tested several smaller cameras I decided to give the X pro1 a try. Did not like the AF in the beginning but after the last update it works for me. Also impressed about the high ISO performance. Thinking of ditching the 5D3 and lenses. I think I only will miss the tele. For now the 5D3 can stay.

The images from the Fuji are excellent. The high ISO is impressive.

I have a Panasonic GX1 but I wish I had the Fuji instead.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
drew
Senior Member
Avatar
809 posts
Gallery: 3 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 3
Joined Mar 2009
Location: Washington
     
Jul 14, 2013 23:35 |  #12

I love my EOS M. It's literally my everyday camera and after hauling my 7D, 30mm, 17-55mm, and 70-200mm f/4 (not even the 2.8!!) through disneyland last year, I knew I wanted a compact large sensor camera.

The full 1.6x crop sensor is fantastic (and slightly better than the 7Ds, actually). Yeah, there's no (E)VF or built-in flash, nor will the AF track leaping gazelle or running children, but for snapshots (external link), or landscapes (external link) (or another (external link)...) it'll do you right.

Plus, buy the EF to EF-M adapter and bring your other lenses along and leave them in the hotel/rental car trunk/wherever and if you run across something crazy you must use your super telephoto on, it'll work a treat.


7D | EOS M | Sigma 30mm f/1.4 | Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS USM | Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM | Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM | flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
maverick75
Cream of the Crop
5,718 posts
Gallery: 2 photos
Likes: 620
Joined May 2012
Location: Riverside,California
     
Jul 14, 2013 23:40 |  #13

I'd go with the EOS-M/22mm combo, I use a full frame film compact with a fixed 35mm and I love it!


- Alex Corona Sony A7, Canon 7DM2/EOS M, Mamiya 645/67
Flickr (external link) - 500px (external link) - Website (external link)- Feedback -Feedback

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
drumsfield
Goldmember
Avatar
1,601 posts
Likes: 27
Joined Oct 2009
Location: Bethesda Md
     
Jul 15, 2013 08:46 |  #14

Olympus OM-D + Panny 20mm 1.7


Canon 5D MkIII | Olympus OM-D | Olympus E-P2 | 16-35L MKII | 24-70L MKII | 70-200L MKII | 85L MKII | EF 50mm 1.4 | EF 100mm 2.8 | 100-400mm L MKII | 20mm 1.7
Feedback and Full gear list
Website (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
kkerry.photo
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
Avatar
229 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 8
Joined Jan 2013
Location: Leics, UK
     
Jul 15, 2013 10:28 |  #15

I actually went with none of those in the end and bought a Panasonic G3 with kit lens. The saving gave me enough to buy an extra lens too :) it may be a older camera but it got a 5 star review on photography blog website.


The Gear: Canon 60D
Canon 'Nifty Fity' 50mm f1.8 II
Canon 10-18mm f4-5.6 IS STM
Canon 70-200mm f4L USM
Canon 35mm f2.8 IS STM Macro

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

3,553 views & 0 likes for this thread
Ideal travel camera?
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre General Photography Talk 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is 360nomad
1166 guests, 221 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.